|Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly |
19 September 1992 –9 September 2006
|Preceded by||New seat|
|Succeeded by||Evan Moorhead|
Thomas Alfred Barton
11 August 1949
|Died||24 August 2023 74)(aged|
|Occupation||General Secretary,Trades and Labor Council of Queensland,Fitter|
Thomas Alfred Barton (11 August 1949 –24 August 2023) was an Australian politician. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 1992 to 2006 as the member for Waterford.
Thomas Alfred Barton was born in Ayr,Queensland on 11 August 1949. He was a qualified tradesman and he enjoyed motor racing and rugby league.
Barton was a)|Minister for Environment &Heritage under the Goss government from 1995 to 1996. In the first Beattie government (1998–2001) he was Minister for Police &Corrective Services;under the second Beattie government (2001–2004),Minister for State Development;and Minister for Employment,Training &Industrial Relations in the third Beattie government (2004–2006).
Barton was also a member of the ACTU Wages Committee from 1984 to 1992 and was a founding director of Sunsuper,the largest superannuation fund in Queensland.
Tom Barton died on 24 August 2023,at the age of 74.
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